Indonesia for 3

After three long, life-changing years in Japan it was time to say goodbye.  Japan will always be there, but how and when I lived cannot be repeated.  Its the first time I’ve ever really felt bitter-sweet about my past.  The fact that I cannot step back to my Japan life is painful, but only because the memories are so filled with joy.  So many people and experiences touched me in ways I’ve yet to fully comprehend.

There is something easy to understand however, and that being the two brothers I was attached to while in Japan.  Ezra, James, and I proved to be a solid team.  There wasn’t anything we didn’t share: an adventure, a beer, and even a bed were split graciously among ourselves.  Often the best times were had sharing stories of what we got into while away from each other.  One story we didn’t want to have to tell was our last.  Our time had come to fly out of Japan together and have one last adventure together.

This won’t be a retelling of anything in particular.  Just a few highlights and some of the better pictures of the first week

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taking the bus
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some friends we made on the bus

 

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the beginning
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and the end

 

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Fruit slangin n’
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Fruit snackin n’
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Fruits crackin n’
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story time
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James wandering Borobudur
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explaining 1300 year old architecture… to ourselves with expected results
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Since 750 
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Siddartha and Muhammad share the space but not the time
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Lots of handsome men in Java
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Riyanto reflecting

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The buddha within you

 

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The buddha without you
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Borobudur temple is massive and massively detailed
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Shiva in Prambanan temple
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Ganesh
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Prambanan temple
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Its all love

 

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